Old European Paper Shotgun Shells


Antique Shotgun Shells DisplayI recently came across this bunch of old European shotgun Shells at an auction. Does anyone out there collect these of have any knowledge of them? If so please leave a comment below. I am going to do some research on them when I get the time but for now they look pretty neat in my miscellaneous display. I would assume the Leon Beaux Milano one is from Italy and a couple look to be from France. The names and markings are as follows in order of the picture left to right in the top picture.

Headstamp Fiocchi Lecco 16 marked on side PER POLVERI GRANVLARI DENSE  (purple shell on far left)

Letters SPARI in the star marked 12  (brown shell)

RWS Gasdight 12 (pinfire) on side MITMETALLEINLAGE GARANTIRT GASDIGHT PRIMA QUALITAT and 2 circles symbol with 1862 LONDINI HONORIS CAUSA (orange)

Manufre (3 letters I can't read) DARMES AND CYCLES 16 (tan)

GIVLIO FIOCCHI LECCO 12 with odd trademark symbol on headstamp and side (light green)

RWSIGECO ROTTWEIL 12 with 5 in circle 3,0mm SINOXIO ROTTWEIL JAGD on side (brown)

CERCOLA 28 DOTT JACOBUCCI with bird on side (light orange)

LEON BEAUX MILANO 16 on side with bird design MARCA DEPOSITATA POLVERE SENZA FUMO LEON BEAUX & C. (S.A.) MILANO (yellow)

SCHONEBECK 12 70mm 3 in circle ZINC and Huberts 32 on side on side

SOCIETE MUNITIONS 16 Paris (green on far right)

Antique German Shotgun ShellsAntique Europe Shotgun Shells Headstamps

1 comment:

  1. I have a small collection of shotgun shells. I believe that the one in
    the middle of your picture is a pin-fire shell. They were invented in
    the early 1800s and were even used in the civil war. They begin to
    decline in popularity in the late 1800s because of center fire shells
    being produced. On the headstamp, I believe that RWS stands for
    Rheinisch-Westfälischen Sprengstofffabriken ("Rhenish-Westphalian Explosives Factory"

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